Ross: Another year without any major election fraud issues in sight

Nov 28, 2022, 7:20 AM | Updated: 9:24 am
People are seen in line to vote on the first day of early voting in Cobb County on Saturday, November 26, 2022 in Marietta, GA. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
(Photo by Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

We’re three weeks past the election – and, based on what I’m reading, there’s no indication of any organized attempt to change votes, steal votes, or fabricate votes in any state.

In the close race for Arizona Governor, Kari Lake – who appears to have lost – has filed a lawsuit, but she’s only alleging mistakes – not a concerted attempt to change the outcome.

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The Associated Press checked all six battleground states where the 2020 results were disputed and found no fraud investigations underway this year.

Georgia, for example: After the 2020 election, a new law gave the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the authority to investigate significant election fraud at will.

But – it found nothing worth investigating this year.

It is still investigating an incident from 2021, when the head of the Republican party in Georgia’s Coffee County and a couple of county elections officials arranged to copy the hard drives of the county’s voting machines for one of Trump’s attorneys.

But the issue there was a security breach, not an attempt to alter votes, as far as we know.

In Florida, the state’s new Office of Election Crimes and Security saw a little action – arresting 20 people for illegally voting in the 2020 election. All of them had been convicted of felonies but thought their right to vote had been restored since they were allowed to register. But again, that was 2020 – nothing so far this year.

So – a big thank you to all of you who did not commit fraud, and to the parents who raised you right. It’s good to know that most of us are honest people.

And it’s another reminder that the big problem with our elections is not the people who vote more than once, but the people who don’t vote at all.

By the way, if those election integrity investigators are looking for something to do – how about investigating those self-appointed armed poll-watchers who slowed up at drop-boxes with weapons and cameras?

I realize they say they were “providing security,” but I’m not so sure everybody saw it that way.

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